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Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo Returns to Sunderland in June

The Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo is returning to the University of Sunderland City Space building on Saturday 3 June 2017. Running from 10am to 5pm it will feature its usual selection of talks, panels, workshops and a Publisher’s Hall of artists, writers, small pressers and dealers. Creators joining Bryan and Mary Talbot this year include John Wagner, John Higgins and ... Read More »

2017 Lakes International Comic Art Festival Programme Revealed, some of the British Comics events highlighted

Art by Sergio Aragonés

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival has just revealed its programme for its Festival Weekend in October 2017, celebrating comic art from across the world, and I’ve picked out just some of the highlights for fans of British comics. The Festival Weekend features over 70 international guests, including Sergio Aragonés, Stan Sakai, Comics Laureate Charlie Adlard, Hannah Berry, Melinda Gebbie, Jason Latour, Brendan McCarthy and many ... Read More »

Capturing Arts and Minds: Una’s new comic, “On Sanity: One Day in Two Lives”

Just published by comic creator Una is a new 40-page comic, On Sanity: One Day In Two Lives, a very personal project about illness and recovery in mental health, based on the story of her mother. Yorkshire-based Una explains it’s story of two halves, based on her limited edition 2008 zine Family Fun: On Sanity – this new work is a ... Read More »

Photo Review: Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo 2016

Saturday 28 May 2016 saw the Wonderlands UK Graphic Novel Expo return to the CitySpace building of the University Of Sunderland. Named for the city’s links with Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland and inaugurated last year to help celebrate the book’s 150 anniversary, Wonderlands is part Sunderland’s bid to be UK City Of Culture in 2021 and this second event retained ... Read More »

Wonderlands Wanders Back to Sunderland in May

Wonderlands 2015 Publisher's Hall with a selection of dealers, publishers, creators and small press. Photo: Jeremy Briggs

  Wonderlands – a creative expo that saw the eyes of the graphic novel world fall on Sunderland last year is returning for a second year in May, after gaining international recognition in 2015. Wonderlands – the UK Graphic Novel Expo, named as a nod to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland author, Lewis Carroll – is once again taking place in Sunderland on Saturday 28th May, after ... Read More »

Rethinking Mental Illness: How Creating Comics helped artist Darryl Cunningham 

Psychiatric Tales Expanded Edition Cover

Darryl Cunningham, author of the brilliant Psychiatric Tales and Supercrash, is featured on the Rethink Mental Illness blog, talking frankly and positively about how creating comics helped him through difficult times. Rethink Mental Illness aims to help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes, changing lives. Darryl was training to be a mental health nurse when his ... Read More »

Thought Bubble Festival reveals full 2015 line up

Photo: Michael Bracewell. Photo courtesy of Thought Bubble Festival

As we mentioned last week, Thought Bubble, the UK’s largest annual comic art festival which is now in its ninth year, takes place in Leeds from 9 – 15 November 2015. Supported by Leeds Dock, Leeds Inspired and Travelling Man Stores, Thought Bubble attracts fans and comic arts professionals from around the world, the Festival has sent us some more ... Read More »

British Comic Awards Shortlist announced, Beano artist Dudley D. Watkins enters “Hall of Fame”

British Comic Awards Hall of Fame: Dudley D. Watkins

After many, many months of planning, reading, more reading and even more reading the team behind the British Comic Awards have just revealed the nominees for 2014/15, selected from the Longlist of titles provided by the reading public, publishers and the creators themselves. The BCA committee have decided the following titles and creators listed below represent the very best, and indeed the diversity, of British comics ... Read More »

Creators @ Glasgow Comic Con 2015 – Part 1

The fifth Glasgow Comic Con took place over the weekend of 4/5 July 2015 near the centre of Scotland’s largest city. Organised by Black Hearted Press, GCC has been based in the Centre For Contemporary Arts, the CCA, for the last three years which is an unusual place that appears to have originally been 2 three-storey buildings with an alley or ... Read More »

Comics @ Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

The Edinburgh International Book Festival, the world’s largest literary festival which runs from 15 to 31 August 2015 in the Scottish capital’s Charlotte Square Gardens, opens its box office for ticket sales today. As in previous year’s BookFest has a selection of comics creators in its programme under the heading of “Stripped”. Named for the impressive festival-within-a-festival that was held in ... Read More »

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